Illustrator CS6: Part 2 - Creating Complex Illustrations
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.
Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:
- Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows® 7
- Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Part 1
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.
- Customize the Illustrator interface.
- Draw complex illustrations.
- Enhance artwork using painting tools.
- Customize colors and swatches.
- Format type.
- Enhance the appearance of artwork.
- Prepare a document for print output.
- Prepare graphics for the web.
Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface
Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
Topic C: Manage Workspaces
Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Topic B: Work with Layers
Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
Topic D: Trace Artwork
Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
Topic F: Apply Patterns
Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches
Topic A: Manage Colors
Topic B: Customize Swatches
Topic C: Manage Color Groups
Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries
Lesson 5: Formatting Type
Topic A: Set Character Formats
Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation
Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
Topic E: Create Symbols
Topic F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools
Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output
Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Topic C: Manage Colors in Printing
Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web